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A fantastic finish

04.09.2007 | Tennis

 

Roger overcame a spirited opponent in Feliciano Lopez to advance to the quarter-finals of the US Open in last evening’s night-session. He lost the first set, barely won the second, and trailed love-40 to start the third. But then Roger did the sort of remarkable thing that only our hero does: He won the next 35 points he served.

 

Answering every question Lopez posed with an exclamation point, Roger took control of the third set and the match, coming back to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

 

 

"He is a fantastic player I just hung in there and hoped he didn't keep playing so well," said Roger of Lopez after the match. With this victory, he has set up a tantalising quarter-final clash with former champ Andy Roddick. He is 13-1 against Roddick, but Roger’s comment was: "it's a great record, but it doesn't help me. We’ll see how it goes. Andy's always tough at the U.S. Open."

 

 

 
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09/05/2007 | 11:37 AM
Well, the quarter finalalists are decided and interestingly besides Roger, Roddick and Moya, none of them have ever advanced to a grand slam final.

I will never forget Rogers 2007 Aus open Semi final DEMOLITION of Roddick.It was an exposure of every w
09/05/2007 | 11:15 AM
Dear Roger,

Congratulations on the win!

Who can forget the match in which you played A-Rod in this year's Oz open! I just hope that amazingly sucessful occation wouldn't affect your preparation mentally for tonight's game.

Best wishes for you
09/05/2007 | 11:00 AM
super - a dere stell därf mer ruig a emal am Pavel Kovac grosse dank usspräche, bsunders wemer gseht wie schlächts leider am nadal gaht wemer nöd die richtige berater hät- gueti besserig rafa!
09/05/2007 | 10:49 AM
Hey Roger, You've taken over the number 1 pos. from Nadal in race, congrats!!! Very nice because this tournament can increase your advantage.

Be alert in the next round. I believe Roddick is the best competitor left in the tournament so be careful. He
09/05/2007 | 09:37 AM
Nice to read some great stats - 109 pts w/o error against Isner, 35 points on your serve agains Lopez....

Finally, one channel popped out, airing replays of games...Just that my cable provider is not carrying it so I can't watch at home. I sneak in so
09/05/2007 | 08:41 AM
love you and love your game....

but i am not much of a fan of the black socks and black rubber shoes...

good luck on the next level!!!

kissssss
09/05/2007 | 08:19 AM
Hey Roger Great Job!You are the Number 1!!!Keep playing so well...kind regards Kiki
09/05/2007 | 08:09 AM
Nadal OUT!!! Could not even reach QF. Must be his knees!!! Now Novak looks like a finals contender. PUT him in his place if he reaches the finals!
09/05/2007 | 07:56 AM
Hi Roger,
Congrats for your win in 4th round, Now I just saw Nadal lost to D.Ferrer and good luck for you againt A.Roddick again.

your_fan
09/05/2007 | 07:50 AM
Happy to read that ;)

Congratulations

Lana -oxxo-